windows 10 – Disable Edge Shortcut Fresh install or update

You can get rid of the Edge shortcut, the methods depend on your rollout technology

New Deployment Scenario

Within MDT or SMS OSD in state restore phase, add run command line item
Type : Run Command Line
Name : Block Edge Shortcut Creation
Command line :
REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v DisableEdgeDesktopShortcutCreation /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Feature update scenario

e.g. 1703/1709 to 1803
Prestage folder containing CMD file that adds registry key above, aka C:\temp\scripts\BlockEdgeShortcut.cmd
Use SetupConfig.ini using docs and stage in following directory “%systemdrive%\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WSUS\SetupConfig.ini”
PostOOBE= C:\temp\scripts\BlockEdgeShortcut.cmd



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